Akira Kagami is Senior Director of Hitachi America, Ltd.
For the past three years, Mr. Kagami has been leading a liaison team based in NY to help promote Hitachi (Japan)'s infrastructure-related projects in the US, focusing on the water and energy fields, from the viewpoints of marketing and engineering.
Mr. Kagami joined the Tokyo-based parent company, Hitachi, Ltd., in 1985, right after graduation, as an information systems researcher, and applied for as many as more than 40 IT-based application systems patents, including several issued in the US.
Since then, he has held various managerial positions in R&D, strategic planning, and new business development activities at Hitachi’s corporate divisions, including General Manager of North America Office of Hitachi Corporate Ventures based in Silicon Valley.
Mr. Kagami graduated from the University of Tokyo with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Business Administration.